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This page features a mouth-watering Recipe for Mississippi Mud Pie with Pecans and Marshmallow Creme.

Mississippi has about a hundred pecan groves located throughout the state.

There's nothing quite like the taste of pecans picked fresh from the grove.  Fresh pecans are softer textured and have a richer, more buttery flavor than the store bought varieties most of us are accustomed to.

The best time to eat pecans is harvest time, which is November through January, when crops are plentiful, quality is at its best, and prices are low.

Pecans are very high in protein and low in saturated fats, although not all pecan recipes are classified as health food.

Here's an authentic, local pecan recipe from Mississippi.



1 1/2 cups sifted flour

2 cups sugar

4 eggs

1 cup butter or margarine (softened)

1 cup cocoa

1 cup coconut

1 cup pecans

1 large jar marshmallow creme

1 9X13 cake pan


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Cream flour, sugar and eggs until smooth.

Mix butter and cocoa until completely blended.

Add to flour mixture.

Stir in coconut and nuts. Blend thoroughly. Mixture will be the consistency of brownie mix.

Pour into greased pan and bake for 30 minutes.

While this bakes, mix ingredients together for icing.


1 stick margarine

1 cup cocoa

1 cup evaporated milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 box powdered sugar

1 cup pecans

When cake is done, remove from the oven and immediately spread marshmallow cream on top of the cake while both are hot.

Pour icing mixture over marshmallow cream and let cool.

Cut into pieces to serve.

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